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Philippines nabs cleric over bomb claimed by Islamic State

MANILA, Aug 2 (Reuters) – The Philippine military said on Thursday it has arrested a Muslim cleric who knew in advance about a bomb that killed 11 people on Basilan island in an attack earlier this week that raised fears of Islamic State involvement. Acting on a tip off, scout …

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Philippine Muslims hope law to bring ‘dream of peace’

Sultan Kudarat, Philippines, July 29, 2018 (AFP) -Members or supporters of the Philippines’ largest Muslim rebel group gathered in their tens of thousands on Sunday to discuss a landmark law granting them autonomy, with one expressing hope it would make their “dream of peace” a reality. President Rodrigo Duterte last …

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‘Philippine Muslim region a landmark’

UNITED NATIONS, July 28, (AP): UN Secretary- General Antonio Guterres is calling a new law in the Philippines creating a Muslim autonomous region “a landmark achievement on the road to lasting peace” in the country’s troubled south. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte signed legislation Thursday establishing the Bangsamoro region, culminating over …

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Autonomy law OK’d by Duterte – Muslims in south to self-rule by 2022

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday approved a long-awaited law to allow minority Muslims in the south to start moving towards self-rule by 2022, a bid to tackle extremism and defuse a half-century of separatist conflict. The green light is the culmination of a lengthy and rocky peace accord with …

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Philippines arrests Islamist’s wife

Philippine soldiers arrested the wife of a top leader of a pro-Islamic State militant group, and killed a suspected bomber in separate raids in a southern city, the army said on Monday. Nafisa Pundog, who had been in hiding for two years since her escape from prison, was arrested in …

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Philippine air and ground assault kills 12 Islamist militants in south

MANILA, April 11 (Reuters) – Philippine troops killed about a dozen members of a pro-Islamic State group in air and ground assaults this week on the southern island of Mindanao, the army said on Wednesday, in what it called preemptive moves to thwart militant attacks on cities. Helicopters fired rockets …

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Philippines arrests suspected pro-Islamic State militant over siege

Manila, March 5, 2018 (AFP) -Philippine police announced on Monday the arrest of a suspected pro-Islamic State jihadist accused of killing civilians in last year’s deadly siege of the southern city of Marawi. Hundreds of gunmen flying black IS flags seized Marawi in May last year, triggering a five-month battle …

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Malaysia arrests 10 over links with South Philippines militants

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 21 (Reuters) – Malaysian police have arrested 10 people on suspicion of aiding the movement of militants between the eastern state of Sabah and the southern Philippines, a hotbed of Islamic insurgency, the second batch of arrests this year. The Muslim-majority Southeast Asian nation has been on …

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